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Carnivorous Plants in the Wilderness
by Makoto Honda
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Darlingtonia californica                                                                                                                                 © 2009 Makoto Honda. All Rights Reserved

The warmth of spring brings about the onset of blossoms in the cobra plant habitats throughout the region in California and Oregon.  A flower bud, formed in the rosette center in the winter months, develops into a tall scape by May, reaching a height of 60-70cm. Each scape supports a solitary, nodding flower at the tip.  Five yellowish sepals hang gently over a dainty corolla of the red flower.

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